Melinda Anne Roberts, WisconsinHistoricalMarkers.com, Hobby Historian, author of “Little Wisconsin”
“The Best Drive in America”, The Great River Road National Scenic Byway adjoins the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles, passing through 10 states from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico — with 250 miles and 33 River Towns located along Wisconsin’s “West Coast”. In this travelogue we’ll visit seven Wisconsin Great River Road communities, each with a distinct history, personality and legacy, including Maiden Rock (named for the suicide of a lovelorn Indian maiden), Stockholm (whose founding father was so unscrupulous the townspeople prevented his burial in the community cemetery) and Cochrane (home to Herman Rusch’s whimsical Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden).
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